Chief of Ukrainian cybercrime division dies from Russian missile strike

Yuri Zaskoka, the head of the cybercrime division of Ukraine's police force, died in what’s believed to be Russia’s “biggest air strikes since the start of the Ukraine war,” according to the head of the National Police of Ukraine, Igor Klymenko.

Throughout Monday, sounds of missile strikes bombing the country were not subsiding. According to the Ukrainian Prime Minister, 11 major infrastructure targets were hit in eight regions.

This morning, 41-yeard-old Zaskoka, who was on his way to work, died in a blast in Kyiv. In a Facebook post shared by Klymenko, he is listed among 11 other victims of Russian missile strikes, with 87 more people injured.

Facebook: Igor Klymenko

At the time of the blast, Zaskoka was crossing Shevchenko Boulevard in central Kyiv. It appears that the intersection of Volodymyrska Street and Shevchenko Boulevard was hit by a missile or missile debris, with several cars catching fire.

Zaskoka worked for the police department for almost 24 years. He leaves two children behind.

Today’s missile strikes appear to come in retaliation for the explosion on the Kerch bridge linking Russia to the annexed Crimean peninsula, attributed by the Kremlin to Ukraine. Reports of strikes came from Lviv, Ternopil, and Zhytomyr in western Ukraine, Dnipro and Kremenchuk in central Ukraine, Zaporizhzhia in the south, and Kharkiv in the east. The attacks led to disruptions or complete outages of power, water, or heat in different parts of Ukraine, including severe internet outages.